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Fellowships 2020/2021 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)


The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021.

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Federal Chancellery as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

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Final Conference of the 2nd Phase of the EHRI Project: Holocaust Studies in its Social Setting


As an international platform that explores the meaning of the Holocaust as a European phenomenon, the EHRI project felt it appropriate to discuss the Holocaust in its 21st century societal and international dimensions. The societal challenges and technological changes make Holocaust Studies an ever-changing multidisciplinary field. Therefore an international conference was organized to enable established scholars, young researchers and other interested parties to take stock of the current situation and exchange their views. The result was a lively event, emphasizing the need for transnational collaboration in research and education.

The international conference Holocaust Studies and its Social Setting: Challenges and Trends was organised within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and took place in Amsterdam on July 3, 2019. It marked the conclusion of the second phase of the EHRI project. Therefore, the main ambition of this conference was to discuss the achievements of the project, to focus on the importance of EHRI's human network and to reflect on the important interaction between Holocaust research and society at large.

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New Issue of Forum Historiae Dedicated to “Slovak Autonomy 1938–1939: The Initial Phase of the Holocaust and Persecution”


The latest issue of Forum Historiae, the semi-annual journal of the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, is published in cooperation with the Holocaust Documentation Center in Bratislava under the framework of the EHRI project. The idea to compose a special issue on the period of the Slovak Autonomy in 1938–1939 came up last autumn around the 80th anniversary of the declaration of the Slovak Autonomy on October 6, 1938.

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Call for Applications: Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Candidates Conducting Research on the Holocaust. The application deadline is December 23, 2019 for the Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Funding Year.

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Holocaust studies and Shoah memory throughout the world. Their mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945, as well as immediate post-war events.  

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Call for Papers: Research Workshop at Yad Vashem: Overcoming the Darkness?


Holocaust Survivors' Emotional and Social Journeys in the Early Postwar Period


Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel | 29-30 June, 2020

Organized by: Diana and Eli Zborowski Centre for the Study of the Shoah and its Aftermath, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem and the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, The American University of Paris

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EHRI Receives New Funding to Build a Permanent Home for International Holocaust Research


On 23 August, it was announced that the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) will continue to receive funding from the European Union to sustain and expand its resources and activities and to enable it to become a permanent European home for international Holocaust research and collaboration.

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EHRI Regional Conference: Escape and Rescue Routes - France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy


Exile, Passages, Borders…1938-1944

One day Conference: 24th of September,2019, held at Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France

As part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is organizing a study day devoted to "Escape and Rescue routes: France Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy: Exile, passages, borders ... 1938-1944”. This day aims to promote the EHRI program, to make its activities better known as well as the results achieved since its establishment in 2012.


2020 Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History


The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (a partner within EHRI) will be offering grants for research stays at the Center in Munich during 2020.

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New Video About EHRI's Human Network


VIDEO: The EHRI Fellowships

In this short video EHRI presents its human network, which plays a vital role in the success of the project, next to the digital infrastructure. Meet several EHRI fellows and hear about their experiences during their fellowship. If you want to read more about the EHRI Fellowships, you can take a look at the Fellows in 2016-2018.

Call for Entries to the European Heritage Awards 2020


Europa Nostra, the leading heritage network in Europe, and the European Commission have recently launched the Call for Entries to the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020.